Students will be able to order numbers 0-20 from least to greatest.
Students will be able to explain how to order numbers 0-20 from least to greatest.
Gather the class together for the start of the lesson.
Display the cover of the book, Trains: Steaming! Pulling! Huffing! by Patricia Hubbell and ask students to give a thumbs up if they have ever seen a train before.
Read aloud the book, pausing to take special notice of the train cars featured throughout.
Have students turn and talk to share with a partner answers to the following questions, "Do you think the train cars on the train are put in a special order? Which car is always first? How about last?" (review the images from the book showing the engine and caboose).
Say, "Today, we are going to practice making our own trains as we put numbers in order!"